1 Minute Meal: “Arepas Del Viaje”

by James Boo on July 30, 2013 · 0 comments

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Arepa de Queso - Sainted Arepa Lady - Jackson Heights - Queens, NY
Episode 06: The Arepa Lady, Still Sainted
The footage from my interview with Maria Piedad Cano (better known as “The Arepa Lady”) is now officially the most valuable piece of media that I possess.

While almost every minute of the interview naturally did not make it into the latest episode of 1 Minute Meal, the story of this Colombian immigrant’s unusual transformation from accomplished public official to street vending mother to nationally famous cook is impossible to embellish. In recounting her journey, Maria ended up speaking for a host of immigrant stories that don’t end so happily. Moments like this are why I started the web series, and the cutting room floor from this episode gives me a lot of hope for a greater film in the future.

1 Minute Meal: “Arepas del Viaje” from James Boo on Vimeo.

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